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that in the people who are speaking out and those who are not, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this
that down, the flow of weapons into camden, philly, new york, new haich, that flow of weapons into these streets, many of them coming to the south where they have secondary markets that are thriving, they would stop and dry up. so on the local level, this is what mayors get so frustrated about. we are pouring incredible amounts of money, almost my entire property tax base, forget about the resz of government, is being used for public safety purposes. plr police, more cameras. i'm doing everything right now, i've got a woman with a caliber, she were melting down seize ds weapons and selling them as jewelry in order to get money for more gun buy backs. you name it, id am trying it. but without state and federal laws changes, many mayors are fighting an uphill battle and won't be able to stop the levels of violence in america to the extent that we want. this is a moment and it neepds leadership to seize it at every leflt of government. >> you hooked me up with a link. >> caliber is the name of it. >>. >> it just hit me. right there. >> a ghood percentage of the profits are going
endaughters and that some good can come out of something even this bad. ann curry, nbc news, new york. >> and that is our broadcast on a tuesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night.
to you in new york. >> we are trying to look at what is unfolding and trying to put together on the day of the actul massacre on friday at 9:30. there will be a second survivor that was able to live through the would you knows they obtained in the attack and one fascinating story about the 27 year old teacher who lost her life trying to save her children. >> you are talking about victoria soto trying to get them in the closest. they freaked out when they heard the shooting and went running and six of them were shot. there she is right there. she died. trying to save them. clearly a hero teacher. her college room man went to eastern connecticut state university and roommates for most of the college careers and shy talked to one of our affiliates in texas describing a young woman, victoria soto who loved to teach with all of her heart. >> she loved her job and she loved them and i was not surprised that she would protect them and give their life to save theirs. i knew vicki would do that. these kids were her life . >> show had them in the closest and then she was trying to distract the sh
. >> when the come pain began it was less than that. >> you can walk by the main debt clock in new york city. west 44th street and avenue of the americas. but when you really stop and look at it for a while, maybe even stare at it, frankly, it's scary. as of today, every household in the united states owes $140,000 of debt. every single household. the u.s. borrowed roughly $6 billion every day. the country is borrowing $239 billion each hour. that is $4 billion every minute. in the time that this started, u.s. has already borrowed another $4 million. for every dollar they brought in, it spent $200.06. it runs a deficit. deficit is a one-year shortfall that has to be made up by borrowing. the national debt total accumulated debt is the sum of all the annual deficits. less any surplus. it's the running count. we hear politicians talk about deficits and the debt all the time. >> the debt. >> deficit. >> debt. >> deficit. >> bret: how to get politicians to come to some agreement to get the debt clock slow down or tick back the other way continues to be the challenge. but first, where we have bee
legal analyst. he's joining us from new york. here's what the constitution, the second amendment says, you know this well. a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. over the years, as you well know, jeffrey, this has gone through a lot of interpretations. most recently in 2008. >> very dramatically different interpretations. before 2008, for 100 years, that first clause, the so-called militia clause, was read by the supreme court and other courts to trump the right to keep and bear arms. that amendment was interpreted for decades as giving individuals no right to keep and bear arms. in 2008, that changed on a dime. the united states supreme court in a decision called hellar said that the second amendment gives individuals the right to keep and bear arms but what arms, where you get to keep them, that's still very much up for grabs. >> so what restricts are legal? >> well, let's start with what restricts we know are illegal. it is illegal now for a government, a local government or the
american. we say good morning. live in new york. i'll bill hemmer. well come here. anytime we talk about the fiscal cliff good day for me. nice to see you, martha. martha: somewhat of a relief. you know, welcome back. bill: thank you. martha: tough few days up there for you and for everybody else. we're going to get to a little bit more of that in a little while but for now we want to focus own the speaker of the house, that man, john boehner, trying to work out a deal with president obama as they discussed president's latest offer. calls for raising 1.2 trillion is the number being raised by revenue, taxes, basically over the next 10 years. it keeps in place the bush-era tax cuts for anyone making less, this is the new magic number on this. it was 250 as you remember. now they're at 400,000. some people think it should be a million dollars. lots of negotiating still to come. bill: we're told that is a big concession. sources tell us significant issues remain on the table. they are working on finer details. stuart varney with analysis. first, chief political correspondent carl cameron is
-- all -- joe manchin, mark warner from virginia, kirsten gillibrand from new york. all of them pro-gun lawmakers, also we should point out the senate majority leader, harry reid, is backed by the nra, has a pro-gun legislative history and has also signaled that he, too, wants to move forward with something. how this moves forward, i think, is really the question. and the commission is often a way that washington deals with big, controversial things. that may actually be attractive to some folks and some republicans who really want mental health to be considered as well as video games and hollywood's impact on our culture. jon: white house spokesman jay carney has been asked about that and what gun control plays in the comprehensive solution. let me play that exchange for you, bret. >> in the comprehensive solution, do you think it's fair and accurate to say that addressing gun violence, gun control would have to be part of it? >> i think that it's part of it, but it is far from all of it, and as you know, the president has taken positions on common sense measures that he believes s
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